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May 30, 2010 8:08:32 AM

Hey all,
I'm looking for a high end PC gaming case. Currently have an Antec 1200 and there's several things about it that I don't like so I'm looking for a better case.

First off, the Antec 1200 is a great case, but after owning it a year and a half there's several things i don't like about it.
Things about the Antec 1200 that I have gripes with:
1) It's heavy. Looking for an aluminum case.
2) It's not toolless.
3) The drive bays are a pain. I think I want sideways mounted drive bays for my next case.
4) It's not big enough. With everything I have in it, it still feels cramped. The length of it (from front to back) especially needs to be a bit longer. I'm thinking like 25" maybe.

Other things the case should have:
- 4 front USB ports
- E-Sata port
- Work with Eatx
- Be black (all my components are black so..)
- Bottom mounted PSU
- The liquid cooling system I have takes up 3 drive bays and extends rather far into the case. I need something that can accommodate this. It's a Thermaltake Bigwater 760i if that helps at all.

Thanks for any assistance!
cypher

Is there a case out there that's everything I'm looking for? I know I'm asking for a lot here and I've done some searching on my own, but nothing seems to match what I'm looking for.

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May 30, 2010 9:02:59 AM

Thanks for the quick reply!

The first one looks pretty decent and I'll do some more research on it. Could be what I'm looking for, and definitely cheaper than the one I posted above. Steel though...

The second one I've looked at before, but it's steel and I'm not sure if it'll be big enough.

Thanks again!
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May 30, 2010 1:29:27 PM

+1 for the Corsair Obsidian 800D.
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May 30, 2010 1:30:55 PM

Here you have some good options for water cooling:

CORSAIR OBSIDIAN 800D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpp7z-xvAUU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX87TPid_po

CORSAIR OBSIDIAN 700D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rL5ZteGePc

COOLER MASTER HAF X
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLFbjR97moM

These ones are very good choices, but they aren't black inside:

SILVERSTONE TemJin TJ07B-W
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDSkubfWaPM (it's available in black color too)

COOLER MASTER ATCS 840
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8_1cQkYTO4
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May 31, 2010 6:02:52 PM

i vote for the lian li case they are always great cases and have sideways drive mounts. \
check these out
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 1, 2010 12:08:12 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions! I decided to go with the Lian Li PC-A77F. It's the most expensive case I've ever bought, but I hope to not have to buy another for quite some time.

Again, thanks!
cypher
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June 1, 2010 12:08:27 PM

Best answer selected by cypher_zero.
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